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Systematic review of the Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus (Linnaeus, 1758)


Published 2007
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 32-42, p. 58)

"Accepted July 20, 2007. Published October 26, 2007."

Appendix 2. Gazetteer of Macaca sylvanus localities

Abstract: The Barbary macaque, Macaca sylvanus (Linnaeus, 1758) is systematically reviewed, based on a study of 103 specimens and survey of relevant literature. This review includes analyses of external characters, cranial characters, DNA variation, and karyology. Information also is presented concerning natural history, reproduction, fossils, and taxonomic history. Current knowledge of geographic variation in M. sylvanus is insufficient to warrant recognition of subspecies. Although M. sylvanus is now restricted to northwestern Africa, fossil evidence suggests that this species is a relict of the ancestral macaque stock that originated in Africa ca. 7-6 million years ago (Ma) and dispersed to Eurasia ca. 6-5 Ma. Macaques formerly were widely distributed in Europe, but became extinct there ca. 0.100-0.020 Ma; macaques have survived in Asia and are now represented there by ca. 20 species. An annotated gazetteer lists 166 localities where M. sylvanus has been collected, observed, or reported


Publisher Chicago, Ill : Field Museum of Natural History
Pages 72
Possible copyright status In copyright. Digitized with permission of the Chicago Field Museum. Contact dcc@library.uiuc.edu for information.
Language English
Call number 5512674
Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Book contributor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Collection biodiversity; fieldiana

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